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McCarthy Beach State Park

McCarthy Beach State Park

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Beach Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Unknown
Swim Rule: Dog Friendly
Shower Station: Yes
Fee: None
Description
MacCarthy Beach State Park is located in Side Lakes, Minnesota. This state park and beach is known for its hills and beaches that make it a beautiful place to spend the day at the beach, hiking or even camping as this park has a designated campground. It is a favorite place to spend time in the summer, and it can get quite crowded during the weekend. Forest surrounds this park and beach, and well, so it is perfect the every nature lover! The beach never gets incredibly crowded, so it is a pleasant and relaxing place to spend some time sunbathing and going into the water on a hot day.

There are also a ton of trails you can walk and hike throughout your time at MacCarthy beach and park. Your dog is welcome to come on the hikes with you as long as they are kept on a 6-foot leash and are leashed at all times. This keeps your dog, other dogs, and the people who are using the trails safe. At the beach, there is a shower station that is brand new to wash off any sand or lake water, and restrooms are located around the park as well. You will also find pockets of grass and land that have picnic tables, firepits, and beautiful places to sit down and enjoy meals or snacks. 

Overall, MacCarthy Beach State Park is possibly one of the best parks and beaches in the state of Minnesota. There is so much to do and see, and the best part is your dog can enjoy these experiences with you. Please make sure you always pick up your dog's business after they go to the bathroom and then properly discard the bag. Bring your poop bags as there is no guarantee there will be any provided throughout the park. 

Address
Park
Side Lake, MN 55781
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Address
Park
Side Lake, MN 55781
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM